Jonathan Rourke

How a Lack of Trellis Undermines Ministry

By Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Does the Bible have much to say about church structure? In short, yes!

How Can I Care for Fearful Church Members?

By Jonathan Rourke | 03.25.2020

This present struggle will pass, but it’s just a matter of time before the next one comes. In preparation, let’s be stewards of this current crisis.

Seven Women’s Ministries in the New Testament

By Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are seven ways we can encourage women to use their spiritual and material resources.

Book Review: Purity Is Possible, by Helen Thorne

Review by Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

What makes this book different? It’s written by a woman, engages the topic from a feminine perspective, and reveals why so many are using the erotic to escape reality.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Ruth

By Jonathan Rourke | 07.20.2018

There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.

When Two Become One: Legal Considerations of a Church Merger

By Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

This article outlines the legal considerations of a church merger. It’s not a recipe for the success of the marriage, but a roadmap for blending families. It’s not very romantic, but it’s necessary.

4 Ways to Categorize Complaints in the Church

By Jonathan Rourke | 05.27.2016

Hearing and responding to complaints is in the pastor’s job description. But how can we do this better?